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Friday April 18th 2014
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Karyn Washington, creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ website, reportedly commits suicide at age 22

Karyn Washington, creator of ‘For Brown Girls’ website, reportedly commits suicide at age 22

Karyn Washington, 22. (Photo courtesy of ('For Brown Girls') According to Madame Noire, Washington faced a few tough struggles and reportedly dealt with depression after facing the loss of her mother. The inspiring young lady helped to empower young women through her work in celebrating the beauty of African-American women, particularly [...]

It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Plus other news and information you can use. Tune in Wednesday (4/9) at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show for an interview you cannot afford to miss. The phone lines will be open and you can Tweet your questions to @ibnnnews.Click here to listen at 8:30 p.m. - take the guessing game out of your choice for governor of [...]

Signing up for MNsure: Digital Divide will delay many (Update)

Signing up for MNsure: Digital Divide will delay many (Update)

Within a span of six decades, there have been four revolutionary advancements in computer-based technology. Since World War II, computer technology has advanced from automation, to information technology, to the personal computer, and now to digital technologies. In each succeeding wave, companies were created, lifestyles changed, and fortunes [...]

Clarence Hightower and MnSCU: Are there no qualified Negroes to work in areas of critical decision-making on MnSCU campuses?

Clarence Hightower and MnSCU: Are there no qualified Negroes to work in areas of critical decision-making on MnSCU campuses?

This article has nothing to do with race baiting or me once again playing the race card. There are many black academics in Minnesota who are more than qualified to be presidents of colleges and universities in Minnesota. Their qualifications are not based on telling lies like the one we heard recently where a Minneapolis city official’s husband [...]

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights: Nine hundred complaints disappear

Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights: Nine hundred complaints disappear

"Only 16 cases under investigation."  By Ronald A. Edwards, The Minneapolis Story - Guest Columnist  Velma Korbel must not be re-appointed. Minneapolis, Minn. - The Police Misconduct Board operates under the custody and control of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department. The Police Misconduct Board has hired a significant number of [...]

How not to waste $700k on Training for no jobs – The Ron and Don Show tonight 8:30 p.m

How not to waste $700k on Training for no jobs – The Ron and Don Show tonight 8:30 p.m

"You want some of this?" The phone lines are always open! (photo: IBNN) IBNN NEWS Brief The jig is up. The attached report from the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) shows the EAF contract (Read HERE) between Summit Academy OIC and the MSFA is not making headway when it comes to hiring people of color to work on the new Vikings [...]

Benton Harbor pastor gains momentum in “flipping” school district directors

Benton Harbor pastor gains momentum in “flipping” school district directors

Rev Edward Pinkney, BANCO, Benton Harbor, MI. By IBNN NEWS Benton Harbor, MI. - Rev Edward Pinkney has been active in shutting down things that don’t work in his Benton Harbor area of Michigan – including the NAACP. Now Rev. Pinkney turns his focus on the poor educational system in Benton Harbor, MI. The Black Autonomy Network [...]

The Hoodlum Manifesto of the Achievement Gap

The Hoodlum Manifesto of the Achievement Gap

K-12 educational failures have been named, established, polished and branded as a gap. Unfortunately, the gap has nothing to do with the word “achievement.” Calling racial inequity in education an achievement gap is a lie. The challenge begins inside of the administrations headquarters building. Donald Allen, Founder - IBNN [...]

Republican Party of Minnesota kills (another) promising campaign now and in 2014

Republican Party of Minnesota kills (another) promising campaign now and in 2014

Do you trust a snake? A snake that moves inside a political party will feed on its young and if you turn your back, a vulgar bug of abandonment will bite you. Let the dismantling of the 2014 MN GOP candidates begin!  Death by winning to lose.  by Don Allen – Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis mayoral [...]

Searching for the synchronization of Minnesota’s Black Community

Searching for the synchronization of Minnesota’s Black Community

Somebody needs to explain this pay sheet pre and post the $700k decision for "training" for workforce (if any) on the new Vikings Stadium. (photo: IBNN) CLICK TO ENLARGE This posting is a prelude to an upcoming story titled, “Open Letter to Mr. Louis King, President of Summit Academy OIC: When does it really work?” It is important to [...]

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